Healthy living

Perfect porridge

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 apple, core removed and grated, skin left on
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • 2 tablespoons sultanas
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon


1. Place all ingredients into a large microwave-safe bowl and mix well.

2. Cook in the microwave on high (100% power) for 3 minutes. Stir, then cook on high for a further 2 minutes. Set aside for a few minutes.

3. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon, to taste.


You may like to try the following variations:

  • replace apple with frozen berries or banana
  • vary the dried fruit to include chopped apricots, figs or dates.

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